Oviatt Library E-News Spring 2014

Sex in the Library

An event like no other.

The Oviatt Library is partnering with Gender and Women’s Studies, Queer Studies and The Pride Center to create a week-long series of lectures and presentations titled Sex in the Library: Scholarship, Exploration, and Intersectionality in the Archives.

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What's Up: Copyright Advance

Everyone who produces or uses digital media and research is touched by copyright law.  Although the subject sometimes provokes apprehension in both faculty and students, our upcoming workshop will help to alleviate much of that scholarly anxiety.

Copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at the upcoming workshop, Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars coordinated by the Oviatt Library Copyright Team and CSUN Faculty Development.   The workshop is bringing noted pioneers in the field of copyright and fair use to campus, and is geared toward faculty at CSUN.

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Oviatt Spotlight: Women in Science and Engineering

The Oviatt Library is proud to highlight the contributions and activities of the Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), which have enriched the Library, individuals across campus, and the larger community.

WISE was established in 2009 by Professor Emerita Bonita J. Campbell, with a mission “To encourage women to build careers in the fields of science and engineering; to advance in their careers; to preserve the story of women who have pioneered in the science and engineering disciplines; and to inform leaders and educators about the contribution that women make in these important fields.”

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Thanks & Recognition: Friends of the Oviatt Library

By the end of March, the Friends of the Library bookstore will be closing its doors. Thankfully, however, when these doors close an entire portico will open.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located in the west wing on the first floor of the Oviatt, will be closing on March 28, 2014, to make way for the continuing transformation of the Library’s main level. Since first opening its doors in September of 2000, the bookstore has generated thousands of dollars from the sale of used books.

David Morck

We Would Like You to Meet: David Morck

What would be the result if you combined a highly skilled web programmer and a uniquely gifted poet? Our guess would be the Library’s very own multi-talented David Morck of course.

Long before considering a college career, David Morck already had developed a keen interest in technology and deep appreciation of language. David was born in Pasadena, California and raised in a household with a father who was an engineer and a mother who held advanced degrees in both English and psychology, so David had the importance of education instilled in him very early.

Dean Mark Stover

A Message from the Dean: Building Upon the Power of Partnership

John F. Kennedy once said that “partnership is more than a sharing of power,” and he was right.  Partnership brings together allies who, once combined, form much more than the sum of their individual parts. 

Good partners create new ways of seeing the world and new kinds of initiatives.  Creative partners look beyond the mundane and see a vision for a fruitful future.  Productive partners put aside individual differences, pool resources, and work together for the good of the whole.